Anyone who follows or reads this blog knows I have been considering and preparing for showing chickens. So with that stated, in January the Florida Sunshine Classic Poultry Show is happening in Lake City, FL. From what I understand, it is a sanctioned show by the American Poultry Association and many others so there will be a large attendance.
My plans are to take this big boy…
and this large fowl hen…
I know nothing about showing chickens but what a better way to learn than to dive right in.
From what I read there were over 3,000 chickens shown last year so the competition is tough. Are you interested in showing? Here’s a link to get your entry form: Florida Sunshine Classic Entry Form 2010
Green South Swap Meet in Middleburg
Another event that is happening this weekend and I plan on attending is the GreenSouth Swap meet in Middleburg, FL. Most of my readers are not local but some of you are so perhaps this will be of interest to you. You never know what you can find at these small animal swaps.
I attended last time and sold three of the four chickens I brought. This time I plan on bringing a pair of white orpingtons and possibly a few Light Brahma chicks to sell. There are usually alot of chickens available, as well as, goats, plants, tack and supplies, chicken coops, etc. You name it and you can probably find it. Here is a little more info on it:
Date: December 12th
Location: Same as before- the lot beside Green South Equipment Inc.
Bring: *We will have a hose for water- bring your buckets!
*All nessacary health papers for your animals.
*Any animal and supplies- cages, feeders, waters, leashes, collars, halters, tack, ect…
Remember: goats must have a scrappies tag in order to leave your property, so they must have one to participate.
If you have any questions please call-
Katy (904)874-8570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For mapquesting, the address is: 2520 CR 220, Middleburg, FL 32068
So if you want to show your chickens, come to the Florida Sunshine Classics in January. Or if you want to sell and live locally come to the chicken swap this weekend at GreenSouth. I hope to see you at one or both of these events!